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Yolanda Díaz outlines mental health plan at work with Erechón: ‘There is no therapy that cures denial’

The second vice-president of the government, Yolanda Díaz, presented this Tuesday the findings of the expert commission that began to prepare a plan for job insecurity and mental health a year ago, a report that raises the gradient relationship between economic and working conditions. Society and its incidence in mental problems such as depression or anxiety. “There is no therapy that cures the most basic,” he insisted in the act, in which he was accompanied by experts from the working group and the leader of Más País, Inigo Erechón.

Report “Job instability and mental health. Knowledge and Policy” is the result of a year-long work of the expert commission on the impact of poor working conditions on the health of workers and workers and was the result of an agreement reached in 2022 by the Minister of Labor and the Deputy Minister of Georgia. Más País in exchange for its votes for the labor reform that has been negotiated during these months in Congress. The twelve-member body formulated the main directions of the plan to solve this problem, which involves combating instability, improving the conditions and care of the working population, and measuring and analyzing the relationship between the two variables.

“This strategy is the first on prevention, which indicates psychosocial risks under equal conditions for the first time in Spain. Academia and research meant that this is happening and the rest is great,” said the Minister of Labor at an event in Madrid where he presented the report’s findings. “The inequality, which requires our country to conclude a pact, is so large-scale, we must approach each issue with the commitment of the Ministry and the Chamber of our country,” he added.

Yolanda Diaz believes that it is vital to address mental health issues by reducing unsafe situations at work. “There is no therapy that will fix it by the end of the month, there is no therapy that will cure the possibility that a woman is not well compensated, even if the care services are quality,” she began. “It’s about the health of the country and we can’t afford it because the data is devastating: drug use, half-life, tired and depressed communities,” he summed up.

Díaz presented the plan with various experts involved in the work and with Errejon, who recalled in his speech that this Friday exactly two years have passed since his viral speech in Congress on mental health, in which a PP deputy interrupted him. Yelling “go to the doctor”. “It is a pleasure to work with this ministry, not reluctantly, but with enthusiasm, willpower and intelligence,” he thanked.

Erehon painted a panorama characterized by the neoliberal crisis, which suggests an “unjust, economically unsustainable and psychologically intolerable” model of labor relations. “In this moment of criticism we must move forward, the terrorist B-side of Mr Wonderful is that if you can’t, you won’t, and this report helps to challenge that with serious and rigorous work.” said. “He’s doing an amazingly revolutionary thing, which is to suggest that the pain that we all experience should be politicized,” he said. “This report helps make it easier to get up from work every day and no one thinks it’s their fault.” Sometimes it is suggested that a psychologist is more needed than a union. Maybe you need both,” he synthesized.

“Know how to measure how instability affects mental health”

This Friday’s presentation featured the Commission’s coordinator, Dr. Joanne Benach, who summarized the broad outlines of the approximately ninety-page text – it will be presented as a book in its most extensive version – and which raises about 47 questions about the link between job insecurity and mental health. “We’ve learned all the answers, but we don’t know the questions,” he noted, summarizing some of what’s in the document: “How is volatility? Do we know how to measure it? How does it affect mental health? What are the main measures to make the labor market less dangerous?

Benach noted that job insecurity is a “multiple” phenomenon, a “multiple psychosocial factor.” “Insecurity is a multidimensional phenomenon where we have issues like insecurity, less rights, less bargaining power or lower wages,” he said. But he noted that this problem does not affect all people in the same way, but “unequally”. “This applies primarily to the occasional worker, the unemployed, the multi-employed, those who work in situations of inequality,” he explained, adding that the report indicates “that the impact on mental health is twice as high for the most dangerous workers. gradient shape.

Politics is not “noise” or “pressure”

Yolanda Díaz’s action also had a political side because of the message and the photo with Erechón during the political turbulence in the left. The photo, which according to sources in the second vice president is not being sought at this time because it is a pre-planned act for the day, comes in the middle of a week of tension with Podemos, who asked the minister. A pact coalition with Sumar to guarantee that they will attend Sumar’s launch event.

“I want to thank Inigo and him Pais. Politics is talking about issues in people’s lives. Politics is not noise, it’s not force or pressure,” he said, contradicting his vision: “It’s about solving people’s lives. They’ll always find me there.”

This is the second picture of Diaz and Erechon, a continuation of the picture created a year ago, in which they expressed a special harmony by exchanging thanks. The second vice-president has already started talking with the parties with whom he wants to negotiate the formation of Sumar, among them is Podemos, but also Más País. Although the talks are still in their early stages, one of the vice president’s attempts is to mend the wounds between the leader of this formation and his former party, from which he emerged with a painful rift that is still festering.

Source: El Diario





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